Plume/Crista for Roman helmet

  • Made of real horse hair on steel frame
  • Includes brass holder/fitting piece to attach to your helmet
  • 2 options: choose if you want to wear your crista front to back or sideways from ear to ear
  • The option you choose affects only which brass holder is delivered. The red plume is same for both options.
  • Weight: approx. 350 g
  • Roman helmet available separately

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Description of the Product

The red crista, made of real horsehair, was easily seen on the battlefield. This way, even if there was a lot of chaos and noise during battle, it was always clear to all legionaries who is in charge. Clear command structure and discipline were important parts why Roman armies were so effective and were able to conquer and hold a vast empire.

The crista was reserved for Roman soldiers vested with special command within a cohort such as Centurions and Optiones, seconds-in-command below the centurions. In modern terms these positions would perhaps be called officers and NCOs (non-commissioned officers) or XOs (executive officers). The Pluma/Crista comes with a brass crest holder for proper fitting to your helmet.

Link to the -Imperial Gallic Roman Helmet- this Crista fits perfectly.

The plume worn straight from back to front was customary for the Roman Optio soldiers.
The plume worn across the helmet left to right was customary for the Roman Centurio soldier.

  • Made of real horse hair on steel frame
  • Includes brass holder/fitting piece to attach to your helmet
  • 2 options: choose if you want to wear your crista front to back or sideways from ear to ear
  • The option you choose affects only which brass holder is delivered. The red plume is same for both options.
  • Internal diameter of the bend: approx. 16 cm
  • Width of the metal frame: approx. 4 cm
  • Length of the hairs: approx. 10.5 cm
  • Weight: approx. 350 g
  • Roman helmet available separately
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